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42. Using Your Language Proficiency and Cultural Expertise in a Federal Government Career

Monday, 9 January, 1:45–3:45 p.m., Gold, Fairmont Chicago

Program arranged by the MLA Office of Research

Presiding: Erik Pohlmann, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Speakers: Joyce Baker, National Language Service Corps; Richard Donovan, Defense Language Inst.; Julie Johnson, United States Dept. of State; Patrice Shackleford, National Security Agency

Session Description:

This workshop will provide an overview of various federal careers that utilize skills in languages and cultural expertise—translator, interpreter, instructor, intelligence analyst, language analyst, foreign language program manager, foreign service officer, and law enforcement officer. Recruiters and subject matter experts will discuss career opportunities and the application process. A question-and-answer period will follow.


  • The Profession – Foreign Languages

Author Comment
Subject: Opportunities for International students in a federal government career
Hello everybody,
I was wondering what type of opportunities there are outside of academia for European people holding a doctoral degree. Where can one find information on this? Is there a specific source?
Best wishes,